5 things to know about the Falcons on Friday

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) is tackled by Miami Dolphins strong safety Reshad Jones (20) after a reception during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016.(AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.)

Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) is tackled by Miami Dolphins strong safety Reshad Jones (20) after a reception during the first half of an NFL preseason football game in Orlando, Fla., Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016.(AP Photo/Willie J. Allen Jr.)

ORLANDO, Fla. — Here are five things to know about the Falcons in the wake of their 17-6 loss to the Miami Dolphins on Thursday at Camping World Stadium.

1. Julio Jones is fine. Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones is fine. He left the game with an announced ankle injury.   “Julio hopefully will be back in short order and hopefully as quick as Sunday,” Falcons coach Dan Quinn said. “He definitely wanted to go back in and for me it was really a coaches decision where I said, ‘you’re done.’  He wanted to go. He was loose and ready to go.”

2. Keanu Neal update today. Quinn said that strong safety Keanu Neal’s knee injury wasn’t “significant.” After the game he was hedging a bit. Neal is set to get a “picture.” That’s coach-speak for a MRI. Quinn will pass along an update perhaps before his 2:30 p.m. conference call. “Keanu, will take a picture of him tomorrow,” Quinn said after the game. “We won’t have an update until tomorrow.”

3. Cuts to start today.  While the Falcons have until Tuesday to cut the roster down from 90 players to 75, they will start the cuts today. Quinn believes that gives the released players a shot to sign with other teams.

4. Project Pass Rush update. The Falcons didn’t have a sack against the Dolphins, but had three quarterback hits. Defensive end Vic Beasley played about 40 snaps in the game, but was not listed on the official final defensive statistics. Here are the five things we learned from the game.

5. Kick-off coming?: Shayne Graham helped himself by making field goals from 39 yards and 53 yards against the Dolphins. Quinn said he’s expected Matt Bryant and Graham to both be available this week.

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s D. Orlando Ledbetter joins Simon Rose to discuss Keanu Neal’s knee injury and why the Falcons’ offense struggled against the Dolphins on Thursday night.

ATLANTA FALCONS DEPTH CHART

OFFENSE
WR 11 Julio Jones, 16 Justin Hardy, 14 Eric Weems, 87 Devin Fuller, 18 Jordan Leslie,
6 Corey Washington
LT 70 Jake Matthews, 76 Tom Compton, 66 Laurence Gibson
LG 67 Andy Levitre, 71 Wes Schweitzer, 64 Collin Rahrig, 79 Jordan Walsh
C 51 Alex Mack, 63 Ben Garland
RG 65 Chris Chester, 68 Mike Person, 74 Michael Huey
RT 73 Ryan Schraeder, 72 Bryce Harris
TE 83 Jacob Tamme, 81 Austin Hooper, 80 Levine Toilolo, 86 D.J. Tialavea, 82 Joshua Perkins,
49 Arthur Lynch
WR 12 Mohamed Sanu, 19 Aldrick Robinson, 15 Nick Williams, 85 J.D. McKissic, 7 David Glidden
QB 2 Matt Ryan, 8 Matt Schaub, 13 Sean Renfree, 4 Matt Sims
RB 24 Devonta Freeman, 26 Tevin Coleman, 28 Terron Ward, 35 Gus Johnson, 20 Brandon Wilds, 30 Cyrus Gray
FB 42 Patrick DiMarco, 39 Will Ratelle
DEFENSE
DE 99 Adrian Clayborn, 50 Brooks Reed, 93 Dwight Freeney, 96 Nordly Capi
DT 94 Tyson Jackson, 95 Jonathan Babineaux, 98 Cory Johnson, 75 Brandon Williams
DT 97 Grady Jarrett, 91 Courtney Upshaw, 92 Joey Mbu
DE 90 Derrick Shelby, 77 Ra’Shede Hageman, 54 Malliciah Goodman, 49 Efe Obada
LB 44 Vic Beasley Jr., 41 Philip Wheeler, 52 Tyler Starr, 48 Ivan McLennan
LB 55 Paul Worrilow, 45 Deion Jones, 53 LaRoy Reynolds, 46 Dominique Tovell
LB 56 Sean Weatherspoon, 59 De’Vondre Campbell
CB 23 Robert Alford, 32 Jalen Collins, 29 C.J. Goodwin, 39 Jordan Sefon, 38 Ryan White
CB 21 Desmond Trufant, 25 Akeem King, 34 Brian Poole, 43 DeMarcus Van Dyke,
33 Devonte Johnson
S 37 Ricardo Allen, 27 Robenson Therezie, 20 Sharrod Neasman
S 22 Keanu Neal, 36 Kemal Ishmael, 40 Damian Parms, 35 Sergio Brown
SPECIALISTS
K 3 Matt Bryant, 17 Shayne Graham
KO 5 Matt Bosher
P 5 Matt Bosher
KR 26 Tevin Coleman, 14 Eric Weems, 87 Devin Fuller, 85 J.D. McKissic
PR 14 Eric Weems, 87 Devin Fuller, 85 J.D. McKissic
LS 47 Josh Harris
H 5 Matt Bosher

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Jones-Sanu tandem is still developing chemistry

Falcons release first 2016 ‘official’ depth chart

Cover 9@9: Sacks are finally important

Freeney excited about working with Vic Beasley    

LG Andy Levitre working to eliminate his penalties

PHOTOS: Falcons prepare for first exhibition game

5 quick questions with offensive line coach Chris Morgan

90-MAN ROSTER ANALYSIS — POSITION BY POSITION

OFFENSE

Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Quarterbacks

Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Running backs

Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Wide receivers

Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Tight ends

Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Offensive line

DEFENSE

Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Defensive line

Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Linebackers

Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Defensive backs

Atlanta Falcons 90-man roster analysis: Specialists

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